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THK SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. AUGUST 24. 1S90.
RONDEAU OP THE BLOUSE.
Stanloy Waterloo In Amorlca.
Thnt silken blouso my lady wears!
I noto tlic jnuntlncss sho dares;
1 note ber llssomcncss of way,
And to myself I softly sny:
" Leopnrds should ever bo la pairs."
'Tls little thnt my lady cares:
1 sow the whent; sho sows tho tares;
Vet f nr from mo would hardly stray
That silken blouse.
Why Is It such a potonco bears
The flexllo flguro as it fares
Forth to Its fortune any day?
What natural lnw do I oboy ?
Why is It but a thing of snares,
That silken blouso?
THE HAUNTED HOUSE.
A Story of Two Ghosts and How They
From tho Chicago News.
In tho fall of J860 1 was living in Philadelphia,
occupying bachelor's quarters, but contrratula
ttng myself upon tho foot that my boarding
bouso existence would soon bo changed into liv
ing in a home. The partner of my Joys, who
was to occupy that homo with me, was a young
lady born in tho city of Ponn, whom it is not
necessary to describe, as sho is now looking over
my shoulder at tho lines I am writing.
Wo were to bo married tho day after Christ
mas, and tho wedding was to bo a doublo one,
for my old friend, Fred Doollttlo, was to marry
the sister of my Ella.
Where was the homo to bo located ? This wast
tho question I was trying to auswer at tho tlmo
of which I am writing. T did not want to rent.
I wanted the homo to bo our homo by titlo as
well as by occupancy. I had a few thousands of
dollars, but not enough to buy in tho city In n
good neighborhood. Wo that Is, Ella and I
had talked the matter over and concluded wo
could be very happy in n modest home, with a
couple of acres of ground attached, and not more
than an hour's ride by cars from tho city. Every
day lor several weeks I looked for such a place.
I read tho closely printed columns or the Leaner
under the head of "Ileal Estate for Sale," but
saw nothing I thought would suit us, until ono
Friday I read a glowing description of tho very
place wo wanted only tho houso was larger
than necessary and I was greatly surprised at
its cheapness. Tho advertisement referred for
further particulars to Mr. Smalls, on Walnut
street, near Fourth.
I at onco went to Mr. Smalls's office, and
learned ho had gone out a few minutes boforo
I called. I made my business known to a tall
clerk in charge, who seemed to smilo when I
mentioned tho house, and said: "I am very
sorry, but Mr. Smalls has gone out to show a
houso to a customer, and tho keys to tho houso
you want to seo aro In tho bunch with tho ones
ho has takeu."
"I want to see tho houso to-day if possible," I
answered. "A train will start In an hour and I
would like to go by It."
"If you are very anxious." replied the clerk,
with a very apparent grin, "I think you can get
tho back-door key from tho owner, who lives
out Arch street, almost on your way to tho sta
tion." I got the owner's namo and address, and en
tering tho first passing car, rode out to Twentieth
street, and then walked three squares to. Arch,
and. ringing the bell at tho proper number, was
shown into a handsomely furnished drawing
room, where the owner of the houso soon en
tered. When I stated my business, he smiled as
the clerk had done, and asked: "Do you think
you would like tho house?"
"If it is according to tho description, I think I
will." I answered.
"Have you heard anything about it ?"
"Nothing but what tho paper says."
"Then I moy as well bo frank with you," ho
said, "and tell you the houso has tho namo of
I didn't like the Idea or living in a haunted
house, for I wanted to enjoy my wifo's society
without ghostly interference. Hut I was not a be
liever In spirits, and accounted for all tho so
called manifestations as the theory of simple
mental action on the part of the person affected.
Besides, thinking it would bo sport to show tho
ownor how foolish and unfounded was tho be
lief that the houso was haunted. I at onco an
swered: "I don't believe it."
"All right," said tho gentleman, "here aro tho
keys. You may go and sleep a night or two in
tho house if you wish. There aro two chambers
provided with beds, ono on tho second aud tho
other on the third lloor. Take your choice."
I didn't hesitate, and took tho keys. Why
should I fear ghosts? Thero were no such
things, and 1 felt I was a match for any ono who
might attempt to play ghost. In fact, 1 rather
prided myself on my physical development, and
I was considered as bravo as tho ordinary man.
As sorao preparation was necessary I abandoned
the idea of tnking the next train and concluded
to wait until C o'clock hi tho evening. When
that hour came I was In tho cars, with some
matches, candles, and two revolvers In my pock
ets and a heavy cudgel in my hand. If thero
was any ono about tho houso anxious to play
ghost I proposed giving him tho opportunity of
being ono in earnest. I had calculated on being
at tho haunted house at 7 o'clock, but onoccount
of a delay, caused by a derailed frelghttraln.it
was two hours past that time when I reached tho
station. I had but a quarter of amlloto walk,
and. alter being directed by tho station master,
who looked suspiciously at tho cudgel, I started
off at a brisk pace, and in less than tour minutes
camo to a houso which stood among tho trees,
three rods from tho road. As I sawallghtln ono
of tho windows I thought It could not be tho
houso I wanted, and walked to tho adjoining
dwelling, a low hundred feet further on, which
was perfectly dark. Thero was nothing sus
picious looking about the placo, and I at onco
wuni iu mo uuck uoor anu insortou tho Key.
which did not appear to lit very well. Whllo I
was nt work with tho koy in ono hand and tho
knob in tho other an upperwlndow. immediately
over my head, was opened and a whltollguro ap
peared. I stopped back, and drawing a rovolver
said: "You needn't play ghost with mo. Como
down hero or I will fire."
Tin) uiiBwer was u scroara, unearthly, but not
ghostly, sounding very much as ir it camo from
tho throat ol a mortal woman. Tho soream was
followed by tho opening or two other windows,
and two moro whito llgures appeared. I thought
it was a very good night for ghosts: when It oc
cuned to mo that I might have made a mistake
particularly when ono of tho llgures leveled a
mm over tho window-sill and asked, "What do
"Isn't this Mr. Pinknoy's houso?" I said.
"No, it is not," answored tho holder of tho
"Then I have made a mistake," I suggested.
"I think you have," said tho third Ilguro, with
n malo voice.
"Can you direct mo to Mr. Plnkuoy's houso?" I
"It Is thero to your right," said tho ono with tho
"I thought ills houso was vacant, and I saw a
light thero as I passed," was my answer.
" ou will ilnd plenty of things there besides
lights," replied tho samo voice.
"Are thero ghosts thero?" I asked.
"Go there, aud you will llud out," said tho fo
"Aro you thinking of buying?" asked the ono
with tho gun.
"Yes," I said.
"You aro welcomo to it, for I wouldn't stay in
tho houso an hour for it," was tho answer, and
down went the windows.
I started toward the haunted houso. Tho ll"ht
worried me, lor Iliad surely seen ono. liutwhut
do ghosts want with lights? I asked myself, and
concluded I must have mado a mlstako. Uotoro
entering I took tho precaution to walk entirely
around tho house, but could seo no light, or any
thing else suspicious. Tho koy lifted tho lock and
1 stepped into tho hall und listened. Not a sound
was heaid or the6lgnor a ghost to bo seen. 1
lighted u oandlo and looked about. A feeling of
loneliuess camo over me, aud I wished for com
pany. Thero seemed to bo a great many dark
corners; and as I turned my eyes up tho stairway
I appeared to bo looking trom tho bottom of a
deep well. I ascended tho stairs, trying to make
no noise, but thero was not a silent board to tread
on, und a creak which startled mo was given out
at eaoh step. I thought I heard a sound, as of tho
lighting or a match, Then uu irresistible impulse
Beemed to bo hurrying mo on, though tho pros
pect ol dark halls and open doorways was not in-
Drink Tanuhauser beor. H, Benzler.
vitlng. I snld half aloud. "Don't bo a fool," and
walked bravely Into tho first room I camo to. I
closed tho door quickly and turned tho koy.
I put tho candlo on n tablo and myself In a
chair and took a view of tho room. It was fur
nished with a chair, table, bed, a door, and win
dow. I walked to tho window and looked through
tho panes. Tho trees, standing In their own
deep shade, were faintly visible, and tho nearer
ones dimly lighted by tho Hamo of my lono can
dle, as 1 glanced upward my light was seen
among tho leaves high abovo my window. I
moved so as to Intercept tho light from my can
dle, but tho upper branches still Bhouo. What
was It? I raised tho sash and looked out. Thero
was a window abovo my head, and coming from
11 1 ,c,?u.ld see- a faint light. I drow in my head to
meditate, and distinctly heard tho window abovo
mo open. I closed mlno and wont to tho door to
,,8t,cn;. . non"d a muflled loot-fall on tho stairs,
and all tho stories I had heard of walking ghostfl
Hashed through my mind. Step after stop tho
sound camo nearer, and I strained my ears to
catch every noise. Suddenly tho loud ringing of
bells was hoard through tho houso, and tho
sound of tho steps ceased. All was silent for a
moment, nnd I began to think I was foolish in
coming to the houso. Whllo listening for outsldo
noises a cold chill took possession of myframoat
the sound or n volco in tho room, seemingly
within a few feet of mo. It was a deep, muflled
voice, and In measured accents it said: "Illood I
blood 1 blood 1" I admit 1 was unnerved. My re
volver was In my hand, but thero was nothing to
Bhootat. I was about to open the door when I
heard tho steps again. I stooped and looked
through tho keyhole. Horrors! I distinctly saw
an eye looking into mitio.and again tho bolls rang.
I started back, and stood In tho middle of tho
room lucre camo a loud nolso from below,
which sounded as if heavy bodies wero falling,
and tho ontiro houso shook. This was followed
by the sound of hurrying feet In tho hall outsldo
or my door, and again all was quiet. I know I
did nt bell ovo In ghosts, yet I wished I was at
homo In my own comrortablo bed. I concluded
tho houso would never suit Ella. During the
sllcnco I gathered my senses. I had como to dis
cover the ghosts, which I suroly could not do by
locking mysoir in iv room; yet I had no great de
slro to wander about the house. Was my cour
age falling mo? I couldn't admit It. I deter
mined on a bold step. I took up my candlo and
boldly oponcd tho door. A gust of wind blow
RV& m,"...IiBl,t' .tho oel'9 B. nnd tho cry of
"Blood I" sounded through tho houso. I jumped
Into my room and closed tho door. I was In dark
ness. My candlo had fallen to the lloor. and sev
eral mluutes wero consumed In finding It. Whllo
..u U.UK1..B ttuuuu mu uuur, uuuuiiuu moment
I placed my hand on the candle, tho blast of a
horn sounded in tho room and apparently within
a row Inches of my head. My hand trembled a
little as 1 lighted tho candlo and looked about
m.eA T,llcro was no apparent cause for tho sound
or tho horn. I lighted a second candlo and placed
It on the table.
Again I opened tho door, and stepped Into tho
hall, which appeared lighter than I knew my
candlo could make It. I looked about, and saw
thero was a light on tho lloor abovo and It was
moving. I stood motionless. Tho light appeared
to bo coming near tho edge or the stairway di
rectly over where I was. Then I saw what
looked liko a shooting star coming toward mo,
and a caudle fell at my feet. I picked It up. It
was llko tho ordinary candlo. Where did It como
from? I was determined to know. Wlthmithnsi.
fating I walked to tho landing above. Nothing
was to bo seen. I went to tho door of tho room
immediately abovo the one I had left and lis-tenpd-
.,Th,oor opened and 1 stood face to face
with Fred Doollttlo.
"Is that you ?" wo both asked.
''What does this mean ?" I inquired.
"That's what I want to know," said Fred.
When I told him about coming to tho houso ho
burst out laughing, and said: "It's too funny. I
saw the advertisement, went to got tho key. and
was told tho house was haunted. Like you, I
di dIVxt oi-'Ueve it, so out I came to Investigate tho
"And here wo havo been dodging about, each
taking tho other for a ghost," I said.
"I think wo are two rather substantial ghosts."
answered Fred, "but "
"Come," I said, "let us Investigate thesonoises.
If they aro mado by spirits of the departed 1
want to know it."
"Down tho stairs wc went to the room I had
left, and as wo entered tho cry of "Blood !"
sounded again in our ears.
"There," said Fred, pointing to tho mouth of a
spettking-tubo in tho wall, "is whero the sound
camo from Let us go below and examine tho
When wo reached the lower hall wo plainly
saw tho front door close and heard a koy turn in
tho lock. Fred opened It again with his key, and
we stepped out and listened. Wo heard voices
around tho corner of the porch, not twenty feet
away, and I at onco recognized them as belong
ing to tho men who talked to mo from tho win
dow of tho next house. Tho one who bad aimed
tho gun said: "John, I don't believe ho will buy
"I think not," answered John. "I guess old
Pinkney will soon sell it to you at your own
"If llO flnn't- " OHM tlin nflinn til, ,,. ,, ..
to any one. I want tho land to squaro out my
ten acres, and am going to havo it. Como, let us
raiso Borne moro racket and then we'll go to bed."
They turned tho corner and ran Into our arms.
In a second I had John down, while Fred had tho
other llrmly by tho throat.
"Who aro you?" asked Fred.
"Don't choko mo," wus tho answer. "Let mo
"Not until you say who you are and what you
aro doing here," said Fred in a determined voice.
I live next door," hoarsely replied the half
chohed man. "My namo Is Peter Marks."
"What are you doing here?" I asked.
"Tryimc to lrlghten you, so you would not buy
tho place." answered John.
Wo thought tho premises wero rid of ghosts,
and concluded to lot tho men go, which they
were very glad to do. Tho houso was not haunt
ed alter that night. I bought it, and am writing
ttieso Hne3 within its walls, with my little lamlly
about me. Fred bought tho Marks property
next door at a bargain, lor tho owners wero glad
to get rid of it and leuvo tho neighborhood alter
their lailuro at playing ghost.
Ho iv to Save Money.
fSnll fit. TfltKr'a Pnlnnn QIOQII an. i i
northwest, and tako udvantago of tho immenso
bargains now being offered at this mammoth
millinery aud dry goods establishment. Black
and whito Leghorn hats, which aro sold every
where for S1.2& and S1.37, wo, aro now soiling at
b5o. Childrens' trimmed sailors, at 15c. Black
straw Hats that aro worth GOo. wo aro now sell
ing for 15c. In our dry goods department wo aro
now offering special inducements for this com
ing week. Wo montlon a few of tho many bar
gains which aro now bolng offered at King's
Palace: Sateens, worth lCc wo aro now soiling
lor li.'lo. Suteens that aro worth 25c, woaro now
selling for lOo, French sateens, that sold torm
erly lor UOc, 35c, and 40c, uro now selling at 25c
In our gingham department wo aro offering
fancy dress ginghams, in plaids and stripes, sold
overywhero for 10o.; wo aro now offering them
lor 8c All of our 12Jo. ginghams aro now being
sold lor 10c Ciltorion ginghams sold overy
whero for 15o.; our price, 12Jc. Zophyr glng.
hams, lu plaids, sldo bunds, and plain, worth 15c:
wo oiler thorn at 12Jc, In our whito goods de
partment wo uuoto a fow of tho many
bargains: which wo aro now offering
Tllst rppnivnrl nun nncr if whiff. n.nn.nt- in. 1.--1
spreads, worth 75c. which wo will sell at 55c. Seo
ourlO-inch apronetto with lace border which wo
aro offering at 8c. Beautiful strlpo lawns, good
valuo at 10c; wo offer them at 5o. Pacillo 1.400
lawns. In plain, chcok and figured, wo offer at
10c Imitation China silk, worth "On. nnr v,.,i
which wo uro soiling ut 10c A word about our
Hosiery uopunmoni: wo carry liret qualities
only and when wo sell you hosiery re
member wo guarantee them. Children's black
derby ribbed hose, doublo knee, worth 15o.: wo
offer them at 10c. Children's black ribbed hose
extra long, doublo kneo, worth 21c; our price
14c Ladles' full legular made, extra long,
patent split soles hoso at 10c Misses' plain black
hose, Hormsdort celebrated Soudan black, guar
anteed lust black, or money refunded, ut 23c.
Ladles' fancy hose, good quullty, beautllul boot
patterns, worth 35c; our price 25o, Seo our
Btook of hosiery. Wo guarantee u saving of 15
per cent, on your purchase. Wo desiro to
announcothut wo uro constantly offering bar
gains in all ol our departments ladles' und gents'
furnishings, jewelry, corsets, kid and iubrlo
gloves, velvets, laco caps, mlunts' coats, silks,
jerseys, umbrellas, purusols, wraps, notions,
velvets, flowers, ribbon, etc, etc A word to you
bel ore wo close: Wo wish to Impress upon your
mind that wo havo no brunoh storo and no con
nection with any other establishment in this
city, Thero Is only ono JCing's Paluco, aud do not
allow yeursnlf to bo imposed upon by impostors.
Look well; remember our graud doublo store, 812
und 811 Seventh street northwest.
812, 814 Soventh Street,
Qrau.l Doublo Store.
A Mnn Who Knows How to Keep Hotel,'
nnd Wlmt no Has to Sny-A Tlmoly Sug
gestion for tho r.ndloB.
Tho Astor Houso, Now York, has been noted
for years as ono of tho standard hotels in Amor
lca; Indeed It was tho prldo of John Jacob Astor,
Who personally superintended Its erection. That
It is conducted in tho finest manner thero can bo
no doubt. Tho chief stoward, Mr. Thomas L.
Allen, recently mado tho following outspoken
"As chief steward of tho Astor House, Now
York, I havo had used In our hotel 'Thepuro'
IJaking Powder. It makes lighter, sweeter and
moro palatablo bread and cakes than anything I
havo over tried, and it Is superior to anything In
tho markot that I know of. It can't bo beaten."
Such a statement, nnd from such a source,
Bhows boyond question iho great valuo to all
housekeepers of "Thepuro" Baking Powdor.
which, although n now powdor, has beeomo bo
popular, If It Is Indispensable In a hotel where
tho most delicate pastry and choicest dlahcs aro
produced, does it not stand to reason that tho
samo results can bo secured In tho homo by tho
use i of tho samo pnro powdor ? Would it not bo
won to try it? Tho household cook will fully
appreciate Its greater valuo tho first tlmo sho
mokes uso of It. Tho chefs of tho prominent
hotels all speak in tho highest terms of It and
use it in preforonco to any other. Ladles promi
nent In society havo Indorsed Its excellence with
their names. If you aro In doubt as to which is
tho best Baking Powder, or If what you are
using now does not give entire satisfaction, try
if you start right.
Tho first stop
should bo an ex-
?fiMM dP'en? that aro fistic, K
L.Sil MwUaWe, Tho estimates aro guaran
follows1"' SLoppe113 Publications aro As
Portfolio of $l,ooo Houses, SO destens.sm
" 1.500 " HO ' ' "" nn
Tho .. t ii,r .... -iJ. w
fr on.. th0 ab9v? Portfolios for S5 : any 7
vnTnn;otb(lc,0I?plet0 set "2 for Sisr Bound
SSI1? containlng over S00 designs selected
nb1oail0otVaAePt0o,?vf0lI03, PriC 5' wt,,nx
Address r. W. SnOPPELL,
Architect, 03 B'way, Now York.
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
15 PER CENT. REDUCTION
ON ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE
UNTIL AUGUST I.
415 SEVENTH ST. N.W.
Now is tho tlmo to buy Furnlturo and savo 1G
per cent., and not wait until fall. My ontiro
stock of Parlor, Dining-room, and Chamber Fur
niture, Portieres, Laces, and Upholstery Goods
of all kinds at tho abovo reduction. My splen
did assortment of Carpets and Rugs will bo sold
at Actual Cost, for Cash Only. Will cut and
mako to order Looso Furmturo Covers and guar
antee a perfect fit. Tho celebrated Dry Air
Alaska, which Is concoded to bo tho champion
refrigerator on tho market, is offered at ro
dueed prices. Also a full lino of desirable Water
Coolers, which must bo closed out at cut rates,
as tho Beason is advancing and my stock is too
largo. A splondld assortment of Baby Carriages
to select from, almost at your own price, as I do
not wish to carry these usoful articles over.
Consequently como in and get a bargain, and
give health and llfo to your babes.
Thos. 0. Singleton,
415 SEVENTH ST. N. W.
DR. H. M. SOHOOLEY,
K003IS 03-04 PACIFIC BUILDXNG,
Telephone 835 OJJJJ-OSM I" STREET,
' r IrlJr DUiLLJ
.V-HTIHJ 4tLSU-5 fcflwIsJr
fVJ2lZcanttful ""'" Sites have been laid out in an addi
tion to EAST OSAMLTOy HEIGHTS. If yon want to own a home
or to purchase realty as an investment, and LOCATION. NATURAL
ADVANTAGES, STTliJtOJJNDINGS, SIZE OE LOTS, and PRICE
are considerations, call around some evening at
617 OJR 1331 F STREET NORTHWEST,
And FREE TRANSPORTATION will be furnisJied.
atO:ltTrZClfT'ne2)0t 3S2S 0 ., raHTHUv
617 F STREET.
New Store. New Goods.
PITNEY & SHANNON,
429 AND 431 TENTH STREET NORTHWEST,
Respectfully announce to their friends and the general public that they have
opened at the above number a complete line of
At prices which will compare
gooas in tnis city.
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED.
429 AND 431 TENTH
niCHTEIt ELECTKIC LIGHT CO.,
Camdkn, N. J.
I am at liberty to certify that tho ENEHOIZEU MOMENTUM ENGINE of tho
Invention of B. C. Pole, was run for hours at a time, and Kavo a result of horse
power over a friction brake weighed by a Fairbanks scale, being olghty-threo rev
olutions per minuto with a iO-inch lever ami twenty poundshcld down at tho end of
said lever. This result was from two of our one-horse-power dynamos run as
motors. Tho Enorgizer whioh accomplished this jrreat result Is now in Washing-
niCHTEIt ELECTKIC LIGHT CO ,
(Sinc) CHAS. RIOHTEU. Manager.
For all Information apply to tho
Energizer Momentum Engine Works
OFFICE, 1416 F STREET NORTHWEST.
Tho largo 05-horso-powcr Energizer will bo running in a few days-is well toward completion
mspeoUon En0nr,!!0r' a8 Crt,fled t0 by tho KIchtor EIectrIc L,Kht Co., to at tho vorks for
AMERICAN ENERGIZElt MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED.
Dynamos when run as motors aro about half-horso power caoh
This result Is two full horso power and no heating of tho motors. Without tho Momentum
Energizer tho motors heated at onco. and at only ono-fourth strain on friction brake. jS-tfO
FOR COOKING, ETC.
:KTo Dust 2 JSTo J.&&$3 1
We keep on hand a Well-Selected Stock of
STOVES, in a Variety of Styles and Sizes, and
shall be glad to show them, more glad to sell
SMALL GAS BOILERS at $1.15 and $1.50, Good for a Hasty
Cup of Tea or Coffee.
C3rJ.& HOT 3EH.3lT,3ES!S.
WASHINGTON GASLIGHT COMPANY
413 Tenth Street Northwest
D.S. Pickroll & Co.9
133! F STREET.
UILDERS' SUPPLIES, etc.,
favorably with any similar line of
ty and the Energizer.